Eco Clubs of Kenya plans to provide 400 Maasai school girls with sanitary menses kits and HIV education inorder to reduce school drop-out rates caused by absentism, early pregnancies, and STDs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Due to poverty and low literacy rates among parents, the Maasai girls can’t afford sanitary pads during their menses. As a result many simply miss out on school days during their menses. School absenteeism leads to poor performance which in turn leads to school dropouts. This leads to early marriages which exposing the girls to HIV/AIDS as they are married off to much older men, who have several wives and girlfriends.
How will this project solve this problem?
Eco Clubs of Kenya will supply sanitary menses kits and provide HIV education for life to 400 Maasai girls in 15 primary schools inorder to keep them in school through one academic year.
Potential Long Term Impact
More girls will complete their education, have HIV knowledge, and be empowered to on their reproductive health rights. This will impact positively on the HIV prevalence rate among the target community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $150
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $150 . The original project funding goal was $33,220.